Headpieces: Not Just For the Races

With the Melbourne Cup just around the corner, headpieces have been springing into shop windows and designer's collections. All of these flowers crowns, fascinators and fabulous hats have gotten us thinking about how they can be worked into your wedding day outfit. While veils are still a popular option amongst the modern bride, there are a wide range of [...]

October 28th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

The ‘Five Cs’ of buying the Perfect Bridesmaids Dress

You've been thinking about your wedding dress for years, so of course you want your bridesmaids' dresses to be (almost) as considered as well. Sometimes however, this is easier said then done. Chances are all your bridesmaids have their own individual sense of fashion and will look stunning in different styles that suit their varying [...]

October 13th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Have a Hen’s Party to Remember

Gone are the days when strippers, tequila shots and fluffy handcuffs were the sign of a good hen's party. While an endless night of booze with your girlfriends may seem like the only option available, there are a myriad of ways in which to celebrate your last days of singledom that won't leave you with [...]

October 7th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

Everyone wants their perfect day to be, well, perfect, but sometimes things don't go according to plan: the maid of honour gets a blister from her high heels, a groomsman loses his pocket square and an elderly family member comes down with a headache due to a few too many glasses of wine at the rehearsal [...]

September 20th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Eight Fresh Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring is undoubtedly the most popular season to get hitched and as a wedding venue Melbourne couples have chosen for decades, we love the sunshine and good vibes that come with hosting spring weddings. From quaint garden weddings to classic, traditional weddings in a ballroom, here are some fresh and fun spring wedding trends worth [...]

August 11th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Wedding Planning Basics for the Newly Engaged

So you’ve just got engaged? Congratulations! While it’s easy to get carried away with the fun wedding planning stuff like booking your honeymoon, ultimately you’ll need to get onto some things faster than others. If you’re newly engaged here’s the some of the things you should be looking at sooner rather than later. Sure, you’ll [...]

July 12th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Trend Report: What the 2016 Groom is Wearing

As a wedding venue Melbourne couples have used for more than a century, we’ve seen many trends come and go, and one of the biggest changes we’ve seen over the years is how much more adventurous men are with fashion on their wedding day. These days, men are much more involved in their choice of [...]

June 6th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

A Guide to Blending Cultures on your Wedding Day

As a wedding venue Melbourne couples have trusted for more than a century, the walls of Ascot House have seen hundreds of happy couples celebrate their big day. As a highly multicultural country, these days, couples are much more likely to be from different cultural backgrounds. This should be cause for celebration however it can [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|